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Internet stalker jailed for putting explicit pictures of girlfriend online

PUBLISHED October 31, 2011

Shane Webber, 23, admitted harassment after sending images of his girlfriend to her family, then trying to implicate a friend An internet stalker has been jailed for posting sexual images of his girlfriend on social networking sites in a year-long campaign of harassment. Shane Webber, 23, from Nottingham, sent the sexually explicit images of his then girlfriend Ruth Jeffrey, 22, to her family and friends. He also tried to implicate one of his friends, Lee Evans, by putting the posts in an email address bearing Evans's name, leading to his arrest. He was only found out when Jeffrey's family made their own inquiries and the emails were traced back to him. He admitted one count of harassment at an earlier hearing. Sentencing him to four months in jail at Southampton magistrates court, District Judge Anthony Callaway said the offence was a "gross violation of Miss Jeffrey's privacy". Jeffrey said outside court that his sentence would "never make up for the hurt he has put me through". Crime Social media Digital media © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds